On 9th May 2023, Ryanair and Boeing informed about concluding new purchase agreement, for delivery of the largest Boeing 737 variant to that leading low-cost airline in Europe. The deal includes a firm order for 150 examples of the Boeing 737-10 jets with options for acquiring another 150 airliners of that type in the near future.
Ryanair is already operating a growing fleet of Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft with 197 passenger seats. That airliner, according to the company, helped Ryanair to reduce fuel use and emissions by over 20%, compared to previous types of aeroplanes used by the airline. The new order expands the fleet with the larger 737-10 variant that offers 228 passenger seats and the best unit economics among any single-aisle airliners.
´Ryanair is pleased to sign this record aircraft order for up to three hundred MAX 10s with our aircraft partner Boeing. These new, fuel efficient, greener technology aircraft offer 21% more seats, burn 20% less fuel and are 50% quieter than our B737-NGs,´ said Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s Group CEO.
´We expect half of this order will replace older NGs while the remaining 150 aircraft will facilitate controlled, sustainable growth to just over 300m guests per annum by 2034. This order, coupled with our remaining Gamechanger deliveries, will create 10,000 new jobs for highly paid aviation professionals over the next decade, and these jobs will be generated across all of Europe’s main economies where Ryanair is currently the No.1 or No.2 airline,´ added O´Leary.
´The Boeing-Ryanair partnership is one of the most productive in commercial aviation history, enabling both companies to succeed and expand affordable travel to hundreds of millions of people,´ said Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun. ´Nearly a quarter century after our companies signed our first direct airplane purchase, this landmark deal will further strengthen our partnership. We are committed to delivering for Ryanair and helping the airline group achieve its goals,´ emphasized Calhoun.
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